Views: 81 (44 Unique) 
Vote 15
Award Shortlist   

Winters Dawn - Talbot Valley

By Guernseydan  
A rare event was before my eyes on Saturday morning.

After a heavy night out on Friday night with some fellow photographers I received a phone call from a family member saying that a heavy frost had settled across the island.

Frost is VERY rare in Guernsey, let alone a decent layer that shows up well in photographs and for over two years now I have struggled to capture anything that says "winter" about the beautiful island I live on.

My (wonderful) girlfriend got up with me and drove me to a place I had planned for such an event and my eyes were not disappointed. The hangover had soon disappeared as I composed this shot waiting for the sun to just lift over the horizon.

This is a 7 image stitch taken with my new 5D MkII. So what you see, even on the large size, is noting compared to what I can see on my screen. With a native size of over 40" at 300dpi I am so excited about getting this one printed and seeing just what this camera is capable of!

Thanks for looking


Tags: Valley Guernsey Talbot Channel islands Landscape and travel

Voters: jacekb, sut68, Term and 12 more

Take your photography to the next level and beyond...

  • NEWS

Why not join for free today?

Join for Free

Your total photography experience starts here

PortraitPro Body Out Now! Extra 10% off code EPHZ1016!


Term Plus
10 86 9 England
16 Jan 2009 8:52AM
lovely image, nicely composed with some great details


Join ePHOTOzine for free and remove these adverts.

Buffalo_Tom Plus
10 2.3k 9 Wales
16 Jan 2009 8:58AM
Excellent winter mood and image.
16 Jan 2009 12:10PM
Hmmmm well looks as though this is yet another bum shot for here. Obviously not saturated enough!

Thanks to those that have commented though.
IanFlindt 12 740 21 United Kingdom
16 Jan 2009 3:14PM
This deserves a great deal more attention, Dan, but I fear the thumbnail may have let it down! The large version is a treat to view - there's so much to enjoy throughout the wintery scene.
16 Jan 2009 8:06PM
Thanks Ian.

I think your probably right! Looks as though it is thumbnail suicide. Oh well, I'll carry on regardless!
bruce295 11 28 United Kingdom
16 Jan 2009 8:11PM
Large view really does this justice, love the tones and atmosphere.

SWMahy Plus
8 21 2 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2009 8:42PM
What, are those realistic colours?!?! Not a vote magnet this one, but who cares, large is great.

It looks real...and I like that. Steve.
21 Jan 2009 11:18AM
Thanks Steve and Geoff.

You should see it as a 45 inch print! It's one of my all time favourites.


Sign In

You must be a member to leave a comment.

ePHOTOzine, the web's friendliest photography community.

Join For Free

Upload photos, chat with photographers, win prizes and much more.